Four Simple Ways to Recharge

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By Teri S. Blandon, GPC, CFRE; Vice President for External Relations, PAI In the midst of proposals, reports, meetings, and other demands, finding time to recharge may seem like a luxury. It’s not — it’s a necessity. I recently attended a panel on leadership with executives from major nonprofits, consulting firms and corporate foundations. All are supremely busy people and … Read More

Realizing My Worth as a Grants Manager

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By Meghann Adams, GPC – Grants Manager at Zoo Atlanta 2014 GPC Scholar I grew up wanting to be an English teacher just like my dad. Or I could be a movie director. My dad and I even joked about me growing up to be a beer truck driver. You get to travel at least, right? Well, needless to say, … Read More

GPA Membership = Networking & Collaboration

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By Dr. Janell Harvey, Associate Professor of Business, DeVry University Renewing Member Scholar – S. Shore Indiana Chapter As a Professor of Business and fundraising professional, membership in the Grant Professionals Association has afforded me a wealth of opportunities. Networking with like-minded people has allowed me to better understand fund development trends in a number of areas. For example, I … Read More

Pajama Work: Don’t Give Up About Giving Back

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By Kimberly Hays de Muga – Director of Development, Fraser Center Board Chair, Grant Professionals Foundation   Oversized tees, sweatpants, tunics, sweatshirts, leggings, sweatpants—we’re in the throes of an increasingly comfort based, casually dressed society.  All hail “Athleisure!” Gone are the power suits, power ties, buttoned-up button downs, creases, and pleats from the 80s. (I was, of course a child … Read More

Before the Exam

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By Bethany Turner – Grant Writer, Big Sandy Community & Technical College GPC Scholar   When I first learned about the Grant Professional Certification (GPC) exam, I knew I wanted to become a GPC. I understood the importance of the certification to my career and our profession. I’m an achiever by nature and by nurture. If there is some credential to … Read More

Hetrick Thrilled to Receive Scholarship

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Danell Hetrick – Director of Grant Writing & Communications, Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Arkansas Chapter Conference Scholar danell.hetrick@mybatesville.org   Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Director of Grant Writing & Communications, Danell Hetrick received a Grant Professionals Foundation scholarship to attend the Grant Professionals Association National Conference in St. Louis last November. The GPA Conference is the premier comprehensive professional development … Read More

International Grant Professionals Week ends March 20th with Grant Professionals Day!

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Danny Blitch, MPA, GPC Grants Manager, City of Roswell, Georgia dblitch@roswellgov.com February, 2015 Grant funding is important to most nonprofit organizations and government agencies, as it makes achieving missions easier. It is one of the ways organizations pay for the services they provide. Grants, combined with fundraising, program income and direct client service fees, generate the revenues organizations need to … Read More

Every Chapter Challenge Tool Box

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ECC Online Tool Box The Tool Box items are provided as a resource to Chapter Presidents, leaders and members to assist with your fundraising efforts. Questions? Want to learn more, email us: info@grantprofessionalsfoundation.org Intro: Every Chapter Challenge Grant Expectations Blog Article by Danny Blitch Press Release Chapter Tools: Every Chapter Challenge Top Ten Reasons to Give.pdf Sample Request Letter Sample … Read More

Learning by doing

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Hélène Pereira da Silva Senior Fundraiser, MS International Federation, Certified by the UK Institute of Fundraising helene@msif.org April, 2015 A French and Brazilian fundraiser currently based in London, I’m a proud part of the MS International Federation team. We’re the only global network of nonprofits working to change the face of multiple sclerosis for people affected by this debilitating disease, … Read More